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Re: [dvd-discuss] Copyright ranges

The years mentioned were years the document was copyrighted.  For example,
I release my book, first edition, and copyright is 1998, then I release a
2nd edition, copyright 1999 - etc.  The duration would be from the latest

 -- noah silva 

On Mon, 5 Aug 2002, Thomas Olsson wrote:

> Greetings,
> I have been wondering about this for a while, it's time to ask the experts.
> Frequently I see "Copyright <x>-<y> <name>" on various things. I have no
> idea what those two years might imply. It certainly doesn't seem to be
> anywhere close to the duration of the copyright, more like "I have been
> tinkering with the copyrighted content between these two years" or similar.
> The only things I have been able to find, are rules about how to write
> copyright notices (from when they were required), and none of these allow
> a range of years.
> What is the legal meaning of this, if any?
> Regards,
> Thomas